U.S. Mint Announces Product Information for Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….

In a notice released Tuesday, July 28, the United States Mint has announced product information for the John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set.

The 2015 Presidential Coin & Chronicles Set – John F. Kennedy (product code AX3) will be available to order on September 15 at a price of $57.95. Production will be limited to a maximum of 50,000 units, and an order limit of two per household is in effect.

Like the Truman Coin & Chronicles Set released earlier this year and the Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles Set–to be released on August 11–the Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set includes one Reverse Proof Presidential $1 coin minted in Philadelphia. All Reverse Proof Presidential dollars are, so far, exclusive to their respective Coin & Chronicles sets.

The design is the same as the regular 2015 Kennedy Presidential dollar, with the obverse containing a face-forward portrait of President Kennedy and featuring the inscriptions JOHN F. KENNEDY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 35th PRESIDENT and 1961 – 1963. The common reverse features a portrait of the Statue of Liberty, with the face value of $1 and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA encircling the design. Edge lettering includes the year 2015, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the P mint mark for Philadelphia.

The Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set also includes one five-cent postage stamp from 1964 honoring the late president and one 1 5/16″ John F. Kennedy .999 silver medal (also produced in Philadelphia but lacking a mint mark). Kennedy’s portrait adorns the obverse of the medal, along with the inscription JOHN F. KENNEDY. The reverse features an excerpt from the president’s inaugural address , along with INAUGURATED PRESIDENT at the top and the date JANUARY 20, 1961 at the bottom. Between the top inscription and the excerpt is the presidential seal; to the sides of the reverse are torches similar to the one the Statue of Liberty holds.

Coin and medal specifications are provided in the table below.

2015 John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set coin and medal specifications


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